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First Year Law Student Guide: Quick Guide to the Law Library

This guide provides resources to help new UCLA law students get started with Law School and become more familiar with the Law Library, UCLA and Westwood.

LibAnswers is an FAQ where you can easily search for answers to commonly asked questions or use the contact links to submit questions to us through email, text or the provided form.  We monitor LibAnswers all hours the library is open and promise to respond as quickly as possible.  Visit LibAnswers at or email us at

Or use the box below see if you can find an answer to your question!

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Useful Law Library Links

Welcome Fall 2020

Welcome to the UCLA School of Law.  This page highlights important information to get you started using the Law Library.  While the Library is not currently open, we still have a variety of remote services available to students and a wealth of online resources.  Additionally, we are planning to implement new services for Fall, such as curbside pickup, whether or not we are able to open. The most current information about our services to the Law School community will always be listed on the Library's MyLaw Site.

Online Tour of the Law Library

Student Reference Services

Students may wish to inquire whether a particular book or document is available, ask for a “translation” of a citation or ask more in-depth question about legal materials.  You may obtain reference services by  by e-mailing the special account for UCLA Law Students only ( Current reference hours are available on the Library’s Hours site.

Lexis, Westlaw & Bloomberg

Visit our Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg & More page in MyLaw for information about these databases and more!

If you have further questions, email our Reference Librarians at

One Page Guide to Library Resources

Chat Reference

We now offer Chat Reference for UCLA Law Students! 
Visit MyLaw for details.

The Law Library has Reopened for UCLA Law Students!

Curbside/Walk-in Pickup of Law Library materials

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